An easy ricotta dessert that you blend right in your food processor. Only three ingredients, and it can be keto and low carb too!
I have a pretty wild sweet tooth. Apart from trying to fight it, I have developed an arsenal of truly easy recipes that can calm it down without causing too much damage. 😂
This tasty ricotta dessert is one of these recipes. It is cool and creamy and nicely flavored with vanilla and honey. Wonderful by itself, it’s even better when topped with fresh berries.
The ingredients you’ll need
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this tasty recipe. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here’s an overview of what you’ll need:
Ricotta cheese: You should definitely use whole-milk cheese in this recipe. Reduced-fat ricotta isn’t very good in my opinion, in terms of flavor and texture.
Sweetener: Either honey or a powdered sugar-free sweetener.
Vanilla extract: Try to use the real thing – pure vanilla extract – and not the artificially flavored stuff.
How to make ricotta dessert
It’s a very easy recipe! Simply process the three ingredients in your food processor, then chill. The result is so tasty and creamy! It’s difficult to believe that so little work is required to produce such lovely results.
A low-carb version
If you prefer to use a low carb sweetener when making this recipe, it’s best to use Swerve Confectioners. Its fine texture will ensure the creamy dessert is nice and smooth.
Can I use low-fat ricotta in this recipe?
I don’t recommend it. I experimented with using low-fat ricotta in this recipe, and I have to say that it’s just wasn’t as good. It was too grainy and not creamy enough. So do stick with whole milk ricotta.
How to serve ricotta dessert
How long can I keep it?
You can keep it in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days. Give it a good stir before serving.
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Vanilla Ricotta Dessert
- 1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese (half of a 15 oz container)
- 2 tablespoons honey or a sugar-free sweetener*
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Place the ingredients in your food processor bowl.
- Process until very smooth, about 2 minutes.
- Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.
- Serve in small, 1/3-cup dessert bowls or ramekins.